My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.
My diary pages are followed by thousands of artists, art students and art lovers in over 50 countries.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Against all odds
Mosquitoes and failing light conspired against me. But even
under the best of circumstances, a successful water-colour is accomplished
against all odds. The unintentional contributes more than the intentional.
Without a mosquito to swat, the model's hand would not have been positioned
across her thigh. And it is around the hand that the composition revolves.
As always, I’m working on a large scale (20” x 16”) and my
washes are thrown down in a matter of minutes.